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Project manager : Cape Town Air Access

All-inclusive remuneration package: Market Related

This is a 9-month contractual position (with the option to renew) subject to the successful candidate signing a performance agreement.

A two month probation period applies

Reference Number:
AA2

Purpose of the Job:

Primary purpose of this position is to execute the business plan and strategic vision of the Cape Town Air Access project. The incumbent will adopt and eventually adapt the overall project approach under the guidance of the established Steering Committee and Project Committee. The incumbent will manage the project scope, schedule and budget as well as the overall tracking and documentation. The position also entails overall stakeholder management of the project as well as collaboration across the partner teams. The position entails a strong understanding of the aviation or transport industry, which will contribute to the overall success of the project. Prepare reports and presentations on a regular bases on the Cape Town Air Access project. Weekly scan a wide variety of media sources for news that directly impacts the project. Prepare progress reports on a monthly and quarterly basis.

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification relevant to project management. A higher qualification (Honours or Masters) that proves candidate’s ability to execute specialist projects would be highly advantageous. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management is a prerequisite. Experience in conducting and analysing projects is essential as well as strong analytical and report writing skills. Knowledge of government processes and protocol is advantageous. Ability to use MS Project and other MS Office applications. Exceptional and diverse writing skills. The ability to switch styles between formal reports, media releases, etc.  Very good presentation skills -the ability to understand the storyline and create effective slideshows to support it. 

Key Competences:

Develop the consolidated project plan including detailed schedule, cost estimates, resources, roles/responsibilities, communications, and risks • The Project Manager will execute against the consolidated plan for the Cape Town Air Access project. Supervise and monitor the work of external service providers in relation to the projects. Ensure distribution of project schedule and progress reports as well as presentations to all stakeholders. Record and appropriately track progress as well as implement corrective actions and escalate any matters where appropriate. Compile identified risks and issues as raised by all stakeholders and escalate where necessary. Ensure adherence to all project guidelines by all respective stakeholders and service providers. Track actions and report financials of projects accurately. Ensure adherence to the financial governance processes of the Agency. Produces well thought-out, professional correspondence free of grammatical and spelling errors. Interacts professionally with clients and associates at all times.

Availability to travel.  In addition, the ideal candidate should be an accountable individual with integrity and must be able to promote the values of the Agency.

Should you comply with all the aforementioned, and are in possession of a valid Code B driver’s license and passport, then you should not hesitate to apply.

Forward your application accompanied by a detailed CV to: The Human Resource Department,

PO Box 1678, Cape Town, 8000;

Preferably email your CV to: vacancies@wesgro.org.za

CLOSING DATE: 13 August 2016

 Direct all enquiries to Nombongo Manana: Human Resources, on 021 487 8600

Should you not have received any response from us within 14 days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. 


Data analyst (Mid-level) : Project – Cape Town Air Access

All-inclusive remuneration package: Market Related

This is a one year contractual position (with the option to renew) subject to the successful candidate signing a performance agreement.

A three month probation period applies

Reference Number:
AA1

Purpose of the Job:

The appointee will support the Cape Town Air Access project managers through desktop research, data analysis, report writing and preparation of presentations. The appointee will query available databases regarding historic airline traffic and analyse data to support business cases. Collaborate with partner teams to source existing data. Weekly scan a wide variety of media sources for news that directly impacts the project. Assist the project managers in preparing weekly updates, reports etc.

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree with strong quantitative slant:  Bcom Economics, BSc Statistics; Engineering etc.  A higher qualification (Honours or Masters) that proves candidate’s ability to think, analyse and formulate independently is highly preferable.  A proven track record of work experience in fields requiring data analysis and reporting (1-3 years). Very good quantitative data analysis skills with proven experience in using commercial databases, MS Excel and any other data reporting tools e.g. Power BI, Qlikview, Tableau. Exceptional and diverse writing skills. The ability to switch styles between formal reports and media releases. Excellent presentation skills with the ability to understand the storyline and create effective slideshows to support it. An interest in the airline transportation industry and/or transport economics would be highly preferable.

Key Competences:

Demonstrates flexibility in the face of change. Shows the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities without loss of composure. Balances conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines. Demonstrates the ability to foresee problems and prevent them by taking action. Utilizes analytical skills and a broad understanding of the business to effectively interpret and anticipate needs. Produces well thought-out, professional correspondence free of grammatical and spelling errors. Interacts professionally with clients and associates at all times. Demonstrates an awareness of fundamental business principles as well as an understanding of the overall industry in which the business operates. Works as a competent member of the team, willingly providing back-up support for co-workers when appropriate and actively supporting group goals. Works effectively without constant and direct supervision or guidance. Project management/facilitation skills. Availability to travel.  In addition, the ideal candidate should be an accountable individual with integrity and must be able to promote the values of the Agency.

Duties:

Data processing, analysis and reporting:  Querying available databases and ad-hoc data sources regarding historic airline traffic; future airline schedules and capacities; airline financials; and passenger demographics. Analysing data to support business cases; viability analyses; reports; and presentations (50%)

Desktop research, communication: Conduct research in response to research questions and queries that may arise from time to time. Reference the project archive to extract existing data. Collaborate with partner teams to source existing data. Source additional data and research. Interview relevant stakeholders. Prepare reports, briefs, draft press releases and/or presentations together with the project managers (45%)

Media scanning: Weekly scan a wide variety of media sources for news that directly impacts the project. Distribute urgent news items to relevant project personnel for their info or action (5%)

Should you comply with all the aforementioned, and are in possession of a valid Code B driver’s license and passport, then you should not hesitate to apply.

Forward your application accompanied by a detailed CV to: The Human Resource Department,

PO Box 1678, Cape Town, 8000;

Preferably email your CV to: vacancies@wesgro.org.za

CLOSING DATE: 13 August 2016

 Direct all enquiries to Nombongo Manana: Human Resources, on 021 487 8600

Should you not have received any response from us within 14 days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.